The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Community College Program is a rigorous academic support program for transfer students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field. The program establishes an academic-based college center for STEM majors and provides academic support services and preprofessional work experience in order to increase the number of students that prepare for and enter professions requiring a STEM degree.
The Santa Rosa Junior College MESA Program is a collaborative effort supported by the MESA Statewide Office at the University of California Office of the President, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and the Sonoma County Junior College District.
Learn more about MESA’s Statewide Office at:
MESA PROGRAM COMPONENTS– WHAT MESA OFFERS STUDENTS
The following list includes the main components of SRJC’s MESA Community College Program that are geared for our students’ success:
Student Study Center - Bertolini Student Services Center
The multipurpose center is the hub for drop-in tutoring, group work, and other special student activities. The MESA Student Study Center has a dedicated computer lab.
Academic Excellence Workshops
Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) are facilitated study groups. The workshops are offered each semester for courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The peer-based, study group format of AEW offerings encourages students to master highly technical material and complex concepts, while developing effective study and networking skills.
Assistance in the Transfer Process
MESA provides academic advising, course planning assistance, visits to four-year institutions, and workshops to assists students to meet their transfer goals.
Students are exposed to different math, engineering, and science career options through contacts with industry mentors, field trips, job shadowing events, career fairs, and internship opportunities.
Through workshops, leadership events, and special speaker presentations, students learn about corporate culture, improve their resume writing and interviewing skills, and prepare for industry internship and university-based research fellowships.
Links with Professional Organizations
MESA sponsors student membership in professional organizations such as SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) and SWE (Society of Women Engineers).
Industry Advisory Board
The SRJC MESA Industry Advisory Board serves as a valuable connection between students and companies that recognize MESA’s success.
BECOME INVOLVED IN MESA
SRJC’s MESA Community College Program accepts new students into the program during the first two weeks of each fall semester. To apply, interested students should come to SRJC’s MESA Center, complete a program application, and schedule an appointment with the MESA Program Coordinator, who will determine your eligibility for program services. MESA accepts students who:
- Declare a calculus-based math or science major
- Are eligible for Math 155 or beyond
- Qualify for educational support services (educational and financial need criteria defined by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)
- Create and maintain a three-year educational plan for transfer
To learn more about STEM Transfer Majors, review the guides for transfer at: